3 Hurt After Car Deliberately Rams People in Southern France
Three Chinese students were injured Friday when a man deliberately ran over them with his car near the city of Toulouse, France, police said.
The French news channel BFM reports the driver, who was immediately arrested, was known to authorities for previous crimes but was not on a list of known extremists.
One police source told the French news agency the driver “deliberately” tried to ram the students with his car, one of whom is in serious condition.
All three of the victims, one woman, and two men are said to be in their early 20s.
France has experienced a rash of vehicular terror attacks inspired by the Islamic State group, but there has been no immediate confirmation of the driver’s identity or motive.
Last year, a Tunisian man used a large truck to kill 86 people in the southern city of Nice.